Kevin M. Doherty

Kevin Doherty practices in the area of insurance regulation and captive insurance. He serves as President of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association, Inc., and he helped to rewrite the captive insurance law in Tennessee in 2011. Since that time, Tennessee has formed over 150 captives and 350 related cells (more than 500 risk bearing entities) and become one of the leading domestic domiciles for captives. Mr. Doherty also practices music and entertainment law and represents recording artists, songwriters, and record and music publishing companies in connection with music agreements.

Education & Credentials


Princeton University

A.B., 1982
  • President of the Student Body
  • Distinguished Military Graduate (Army ROTC Scholarship recipient)

Vanderbilt University

J.D., 1985
  • Patrick Wilson Scholar

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee1999
  • Georgia1990
  • New York1986


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Entertainment Law & Music & Insurance Law, 2007-2021

Professional Involvement

  • Tennessee Captive Insurance Association, Inc. (TCIA), Chairman and President (2011 – present)
  • International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) – Instructor (2014 – present)
  • Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) – Chair (2008 - 09) and member (2015 - present) of Alternative Risk Transfer / Captive Insurance Committee
  • Georgia Captive Insurance Association, Inc. (GCIA), Founder, President and Board member (1998 – present)

Community Involvement

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee, Board member (2001 – 2012) and Chair (2007-2008)
  • Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Board member (2010 – 2016)
  • Rotary Club of Nashville (downtown), member (2001 – present)


  • "Business Interruption Insurance, Captives, and Coronavirus," Dickinson Wright Webinar, April 2020
  • “Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update,” Tennessee Captive Insurance Association, Inc. (TCIA) Annual Conference, November 17, 2017, Nashville, Tennessee
  • “Self-Procurement Taxes,” TCIA Summer Spotlight, June 8, 2016, Franklin, Tennessee
  • “Captive Insurance Companies – Intersection of Risk and Treasury,” Association of Financial Planners (AFP) Annual Conference, October 25, 2016, Orlando, Florida
  • “State of the Captive Market,” American Conference Institute (ACI) 4th Annual Advance Forum on Captive Insurance, May 2, 2016, New York
  • International Center for Captive Insurance Educuation (ICCIE), Instructor on Ethics and Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms, 2014 - present
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